The 10 Best Chris Evans Movies, According To Letterboxd

The arrival of The gray man on Netflix, everyone is talking about Chris Evans’ villainous turn. Even though the reviews so far mean it probably won’t end up ranking among the best films of Evans’ career, there’s no doubt that his performance is incredibly entertaining.

No matter how good a film is, Evans is always a safe bet to be a highlight. His filmography is filled with big releases within the MCU, the sci-fi genre, and numerous comic book adaptations. The best work of Chris Evans’ career is evident by looking at the impressive ratings given on Letterboxd.

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ten Sun (2007) – 3.61

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It’s hard to think of a 2000s film with a more impressive cast that wasn’t a huge blockbuster. Chris Evans is joined by Michelle Yeoh, Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong and many more. There are also stars behind the film directed by Danny Boyle Sunshine and Alex Garland wrote it.

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The story is set in the year 2057 as a group of astronauts embark on a mission to rekindle the dying sun. As they approach their destination, they are truly tested. Evans plays the team’s engineer, James Mace, who works with a cool head and has a dry personality.


9 Captain America: Civil War (2016) – 3.63

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After a memorable run as Johnny Storm in the The Fantastic Four movies, Chris Evans returned to Marvel to play Steve Rogers in 2011. He made the role of Captain America his own and seemingly improved as the character progressed.

The final leg of his trilogy was Captain America: Civil War, which put the heroes on opposite sides after the government interfered in their efforts. While it’s iconic to debut Spider-Man and Black Panther in the MCU and introduce so many characters, it’s Evans who does that job. The relationship between Steve and Bucky remains the heart of this epic.


8 Snowdrops (2013) – 3.67

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Chris Evans is no stranger to comic book movies, as evidenced by his legendary Marvel roles, but that’s far from all he’s appeared in. 2013 saw him star in snowdropswhich is based on a comic about a train that travels the world with survivors after the world has been devastated by a climatic incident.

snowdrops is directed by Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho and sees Evans play the role of Curtis Everett, the leader of a revolution as the poor fight against the wealthy elite who run things. The film was met with widespread success which further cemented Evans as a leading man.


seven The Avengers (2012) – 3.68

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A year after making his MCU debut, Chris Evans has once again donned the Captain America costume for The Avengers. The film was a defining moment in cinema, bringing together several superheroes at once to fight against an invading alien army.

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Earn over a billion dollars, The Avengers solidified that the MCU experiment worked like a charm. Evans performed incredibly well with his co-stars, especially when it came to Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, who he would star with in many more movies.


6 Gifted (2017) – 3.70

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It’s always a treat to see an actor follow up huge commercial success with a small independent film. That’s exactly what Chris Evans did in 2017, sandwiched Gifted between releases that bring in billions of dollars like Civil war and Avengers: Infinity War.

Gifted sees Evans play Frank Adler, a man who raises his genius niece after her sister’s death and gets into a custody battle with her mother, who wants to exploit the girl’s intelligence. The Marc Webb-directed film did well commercially and critically and features a great emotional performance from Evans.


5 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – 3.78

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While his debut as Captain America was strong, Evans shone brightest in arguably the MCU’s best solo film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is praised for its blend of superhero action with the tense nature of a political thriller.

Again, Evans was excellent in the role and a lot of that came down to his chemistry with his co-stars. Working alongside Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie is basically Evans’ time at his best in the franchise, which was evident here.


4 Scott Pilgrim Against the World (2010) – 3.87

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Between his main roles in Fantastic Four, Snowpierecer, and the MCU, Chris Evans had a hilarious supporting turn in another comic book movie. Directed by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs the World is one of the most faithful comic adaptations in history.

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Almost every scene feels like jumping from the pages of the comic book thanks to Wright’s signature style. The story is about the titular Scott as he battles his new girlfriend’s exes to be with her. Evans is at his peak and steals the show as Lucas Lee, the ex-movie star Scott has to fight.




3 Avengers: Endgame (2019) – 3.93

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The entire MCU, which began in 2008, was built for this movie. Avengers: Endgame marked the culmination of more than a decade of storytelling as the Infinity Saga came to a close. The events of the previous Avengers movie saw the heroes lose to Thanos and it was their attempt to right that wrong.

Chris Evans gets some of the best material to work with here as one of the surviving heroes. He can show the emotional weight of loss, the heartfelt reunion with Peggy, and he has arguably his most heroic moment when he wields Mjölnir in the fight against Thanos.


2 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – 3.99

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Before finally winning, the team had to lose, and Avengers: Infinity War have seen them do just that. Although it doesn’t have a happy ending, this movie is action-packed from start to finish, never letting up and keeping the crowd excited throughout.

Although it has a better rating than Avengers: Endgame by a slight margin, this isn’t exactly a standout movie for Chris Evans. He doesn’t get a ton of screen time here, with the focus on other characters. Still, he is one of the big moments and Evans is awesome as always.


1 At Knives Out (2019) – 4.05

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After watching Chris Evans play the ultimate good guy for nearly a decade in the MCU, it was interesting that his first major role away from him saw him as a villain. In Knives outhe plays Hugh Ransom Drysdale, the grandson of a wealthy man who dies and has his murder investigated by the charismatic Benoit Blanc.

The reviews were sparkling for Knives out and it was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. While the writing is sharp, the acting is excellent, and the plot twists are engaging, many Evans fans were just thrilled to see him portray a total jerk.

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